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20 February, 2019
 
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Week starts clear, rain not far behind

Sunshine mixed with clouds kick off this week, rain and snow by mid-week

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The week started off with lots of sunshine while clouds and rain will gradually set in by mid-week coupled with a low pressure system.

Monday skies will be mostly clear while increasing clouds over local areas are expected to appear around noon and in the afternoon. More clouds are expected in the evening in the north and out west.

Maximum high temperatures will reach 18° Celsius inland and all coastal areas, while it will be 8 degrees up in the highest elevations.

Minimum lows will drop down to 5° Celsius inland, 9 in the west, and around 7 in all other coastal regions, while it will be one degree below zero (-1) at the highest elevations where frost is expected to form.

Drizzle on Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday skies initially will remain mostly clear, while increasing scattered clouds will also appear in the north and out west. Weather will turn to partly cloudy and cloudy over local areas, while light rain is expected in parts of the island as well as snowfall at the highest peaks.

Wednesday there will be periods of sunshine on and off as cloudy skies and local showers, mainly light rain, are also expected throughout the day, with afternoon rain occasionally turning into local showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms.

Snow on Wednesday will continue to fall on the highest mountain peaks while on Thursday snowfall could also reach foothill areas. Temperatures are expected to drop below the normal averages for this time of the year.

The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 18.8 inches, as recorded at 5am Monday morning.

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